A CNN.com article by Marueen Callahan spells out the 5 foods you should have in your diet 2 of our top products make the list; coffee & peanut butter.

At least 5 major studies confirm that eating peanuts can lower your risk for coronary heart disease. Suffice it to say that eating peanut butter or peanuts has been associated with lower cholesterol. Another benefit is weight control since peanut butter is a stick to the ribs kind of food that fills you up and tames hunger for a longer period of time than other snacks. There are no trans fats in peanut butter. Peanut butter rivals some fruits in the levels of antioxidants found in it. Antioxidants help fight off damage caused by free radicals that can cause cancer. Peanut butter contains reservatol a flavanoid found in g rapes and red wine which is known to reduce the risk of stroke. Eating only 2 teaspoons of peanut butter a week is known to help reduce the risk of developing gallstones. And lastly, peanut butter is very important in fighting colon cancer. In women, peanut butter can lower the risk of this cancer by 58%.

No matter what you have heard about coffee in the past experts agree that the benefits outweigh any negatives. For one thing coffee helps improve memory in older adults. Studies also show that even small amounts of coffee increase mental alertness in tasks requiring hand to eye coordination & attention to detail. Regular coffee drinking may also lower the risk of type 2 diabetes according to over 9 different studies from around the world. So drink to your health today with a cup of java from Hallowed Grounds of course!

Rounding out the list are eggs, avocados and mushrooms. Not too long ago they were all considered a big no, yet researchers have discovered that the fat in peanuts and avocados for example is the good kind of fat and that the health benefits far outweigh the risks. These food items now have the nutritional respect they deserve to have a place at your table and all five are easy & simple enough to enjoy on their own or in recipes.


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